Be-YOU-tiful at Heart 2 Heart!

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The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is BEAUTIFUL!  Now that could mean a lot of things from beautiful nature, beautiful people, beautiful moments or even beautiful paper and stamps.  I chose to use a Cricut cut from the new digital cartridge Hello, USA, and celebrate America the Beautiful!

This cartridge features 60 layered images, one of each of the 50 states, plus 10 extra general images about the U.S.  It has flowers, slogans and other icons specific to each state.  The layered overlays are especially nice!

I hadn’t had a chance to use this cartridge yet, so this week’s challenge provided the perfect opportunity!  Take a look at the details HERE.

Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects which are all BEAUTIFUL!  Then link up your own beautiful projects for everyone to enjoy–we love it when you share!   Laurie


It’s Pumpkin Time at BBTB2!

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And Hello to October!  This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating October with a Pumpkin challenge!  I really had to restrain myself from just taking a photo of my latest Pumpkin Spice Latte and post that for my project, but then I realized that would not involve a Cricut cut LOL.  So I went to Design Space instead to do some searching for something new.

The cut was on Cricut Access and came from a collection called Intricate Seasonal Art.  It has three layers and let me tell you, it really is an intricate cut!  I think the top layer took at least 10 minutes to finish!

It’s fun to try something new so why don’t you take a look at your cartridges and pick a new pumpkin cut to try!  Then link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  It might be a great day for a pumpkin treat–just sayin’!   Laurie


Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week we invite you to join us for Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart.  So why don’t you get out your markers, choose some Close To My Heart products and get creating!

I used the Beary Christmas paper and coordinating Beary Christmas stamp and Thin Cut bundle to create my card.  It’s never too early to think about Christmas, right?  I cut a strip of one of the PML cards for my HOHOHO border, used my Cuttlebug to cut the bear, fox and Christmas tree and colored them with my Shin Han markers.  Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Now you can channel your inner child and do some marker coloring of your own!  Be sure to link them up at Heart 2 Heart!

Thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to make a positive “mark” on the world today!   Laurie


Heart 2 Heart–Negative Space

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Our challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is to create a project with Negative Space.  I decided to make a boy’s birthday card with an “all star” theme.  I pulled some Close To My Heart images into Design Space and started ungrouping, slicing and regrouping until I had what I thought would work for my card.

The papers are from the Adventure paper collection.  I used a retired “happy birthday” sentiment and retired white enamel stars to embellish the card.

Stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then link up your own projects with Negative Space.  We love it when you share your talents!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I sure hope you and your loved ones are safe from all the crazy natural disasters brewing the world.  Selfishly I’m so relieved it looks like Irma will miss my son and his family in the Florida panhandle.  But my prayers are certainly with all the other Floridians who are not so lucky.

Close To My Heart has created a special stamp set called Stronger Together and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help with ALL the recent disasters.  If you would like to purchase one of these sets, you can shop HERE.  Every little bit helps!!


Anything Goes at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart it’s Anything Goes!!  That means there are no sketches, themes or guidelines to follow as long as you use Close To My Heart products.  I decided to dig into my new Basics Fundamentals paper pack and make a scrapbook layout for my 40th class reunion photos.  The new Basics Fundamentals papers are really beautiful and I think this layout nicely showcases several of the patterns in this collection.  And doesn’t the new Color of the Year–Bashful–look fabulous with the neutral Basics paper?

The Cricut cuts on this layout came from the new You Are Here cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I was really excited to see the Class Reunion image.  There is so much more to this cartridge than just travel, believe me!  You can find more details about it HERE.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then share you own Anything Goes CTMH artwork for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make it a great week!   Laurie


Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart!

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It’s Monday and time for another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  This week is a sketch challenge and it’s a fun one!  The sketch is very clean and simple and right away I thought about one of the brand new Close To My Heart products to create my card.

I used one of the papers from the new Whimsy Fundamentals collection as the background of my card and created the diagonal line in the sketch by making a row of roses from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cut bundle.  This is a fabulous triple layered stamp set that can create gorgeous roses with layers and lots of texture.

These roses can be a little tricky to stamp, so I took a few photos of the process.

The first layer is stamped in the new Color of the Year called Bashful.

The second layer is stamped in Blossom.  The key is to keep the Thin Cut shapes and the stamps all going in the same direction.

The final layer is stamped in Poppy.  I really love the depth that these triple stamps give to the rose images and I can’t wait to experiment with other color combinations to make lots of other roses for lots of other projects!

Please be sure to stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using Haley’s great sketch!  Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like more information about the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cuts bundle or any other Close To My Heart products, please visit my online shopping site HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your day is AWESOME!   Laurie

 


Celebrating Friends at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart we are celebrating FRIENDSHIP!  I created a layout using the amazing Jack paper collection by Close To My Heart.  The Cricut cut is from the Artbooking cartridge.  I used the Marker Alphabet stamp to spell out “friends” and the other embellishments are from the Jack Complements pack.

If you would like to see the other Heart 2 Heart design team projects with a FRIENDSHIP theme, please stop by the blog.  Then link up your own projects and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting today!   Laurie